Yeah that's not legal.
It's a largely illegal industry. It's more regulated tighter now than formerly. But, formerly with the Stardust, Mirage, Binion's, Caesars,etc..until about fifteen years ago..it was the standard operating procedure.
They had lotteries for the runners, many to most of which were rigged, and/or had SB managers that made special allowances to runners for select bettors and syndicates, to shape their Bob Martin/Sonny Reizner/Roxy/LVSC/etc..opening numbers.
It is no longer required to set a solid number, despite today's tighter gaming scrutiny. CRIS, Greek, Pinny, Grande,etc..are the leaders and openers, Vegas largely follows their leads, and will move on air to match their numbers. Cantor Group coming on strong in LV in recent years.
Billy Walters, Billy Baxter, Spiros, Chinaman, Russians, etc..have access to the entire betting world.
This post was edited on 6/15 at 9:59 am